.ABF File Extension
File Type 1Analysis Services Backup File
What is an ABF file?
Backup file created by Analysis Services, a component of Microsoft SQL Server used for online analytical processing (OLAP) and data mining; contains a backup of "cubes," which are groups of metadata that specify dimensions, or a schema, for analyzing data that may reside in local or remote database locations; allows the analytics data to be restored or replicated.
File Type 2Adobe Binary Screen Font File
.ABF File Association 2
Binary encoding of Adobe's character bitmap distribution formation, which is an ASCII text-encoded font format; each ABF file consists of a sequence of 8-bit bytes; character bitmaps are stored in a "strike" format, which is a rectangular pixel array; the height of the rectangle is the height of the tallest character in the font and the width is the sum of all the character widths.
The ABF format is also known as the "Adobe Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format."